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House Appropriations Passes EPA FY 18 Funding

House Appropriations Passes EPA FY 18 Funding

In a marathon session, on Tuesday, June 18, the House Appropriations Committee considered and passed the funding measure for EPA...

House Budget Committee Agrees on FY 18 Spending

House Budget Committee Agrees on FY 18 Spending

Late Wednesday, after more than 12 hours of negotiations, the House Budget Committee approved $1.3 trillion for FY 18 funding. ...

Senate EPW Committee Holds Infrastructure Hearing

Senate EPW Committee Holds Infrastructure Hearing

On Thursday, July 20th, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing – “Innovative Financing and Funding:...

Administration Creates New Infrastructure Advisory Council

Administration Creates New Infrastructure Advisory Council

Earlier this week, the White House announced plans to establish a new infrastructure advisory council to report on “funding, support,...

 

 

Insufficient Resources for State Drinking Water Programs Threaten Public Health: An Analysis of State Drinking Water Programs’ Resources and Needs (December 2013)

As the public health risks posed by drinking water contaminants and other constituents of concern become more complex and pressing, state program responsibilities for adequately managing sources of drinking water, overseeing the treatment of drinking water, and supervising water systems all increase. In 2013, ASDWA produced this report to intertwine the public health protection mission and responsibilities of state drinking water programs with a funding needs assessment and analysis of outcomes should inadequate funding be provided.

 

 

Reinvestment and Rehabilitation of Our Nation’s Safe Drinking Water Delivery Systems



 

ASDWA’s President, Randy Ellingboe of Minnesota, testifies at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s “Reinvestment and Rehabilitation of Our Nation’s Safe Drinking Water Delivery Systems”.

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Download a copy of Randy‘s written testimony, below, or visit the House E&C’s website to download additional support materials; including written testimonies of other witnesses.
 

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The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations.

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Water - What is it Worth to You?

Drinking water and wastewater utilities ensure that millions of Americans have clean and safe water. The cost for these services compared to other household bills is significantly lower. However, utilities face several threats from aging infrastructure, natural disasters and manmade events.

You can help your water utilities by becoming aware of the threats they face, being prepared in the event of emergencies and supporting water system upgrades. For more information visit http://www2.epa.gov/communitywaterres.

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